In 2016, the Global Policy Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology commissioned a strategic analysis to review SCB’s engagement in conservation policy issues and processes and to formulate recommendations regarding needs and opportunities for SCB to engage in conservation policy in future years. The resulting report summarizes the views of 28 conservation policy experts of SCB’s strengths and organizational niche, the preferred scope and scale of SCB’s policy engagement, and possible future roles for SCB in conservation policy.